Poverty: Global Perspectives, Challenges and Issues of the 21st Century


Cecilia Schultz (Editor)

Series: Hunger and Poverty: Causes, Impacts and Eradication
BISAC: SOC045000

Poverty in modern societies has been of utmost importance and always is considered as a global issue. Most economic policies of governments have direct impacts on reducing or increasing the number of poor people in the society. However, a significant number of people in developing countries still live in poverty. This book reviews global perspectives, challenges and issues of the 21st century that poverty poses. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Adolescent Biology, Poverty, and Risk
Mike A. Males and Randall G. Shelden (Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, San Francisco, California, USA, and others)

Chapter 2. Welfare and Change in Consumption Structure
Saeed Solaymani (Department of Economics, Faculty of Humanities, Arak University, Arak, Iran)

Chapter 3. Transit, Automobile, and Commuting: Do The Relationships Differ Across Income Groups?
Lingqian Hu (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Milwaukee, WI, USA)

Chapter 4. Structural Unemployment, Family Structure and Poverty
Bozena Leven (Department of Economics, School of Business, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, USA)

Chapter 5. Income Inequality, Poverty and Economic Reforms in Douala-Cameroon
Nanche Billa Robert (The Higher Institute of the Sahel, University of Maroua, Cameroon)

Chapter 6. Poverty and Microfinance in Nigeria
Taofeek Aremu Kasali (Department of Business Administration and Management, School of Business and Management Studies, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria)

Chapter 7. The Livelihood Impact of Female Entrepreneurs in the Global South – The Case of Hair Crafting in Tanzania
Wineaster Anderson and Immakulata Komba (Department of Marketing, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)


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